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ERIC Number: ED436785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching the Madeleine L'Engle Tetralogy: Using Allegory and Fantasy as Antidote to Violence.
Warner, Mary
The allegory and fantasy in Madeleine L'Engle's four novels: "A Wrinkle in Time,""A Wind in the Door,""A Swiftly Tilting Planet," and "Many Waters," make the books powerful means for addressing the violence pervasive in the lives of so many young people. These books are a valuable curriculum addition because of readers appreciation for them, their usefulness in integrating "character education," and as examples of literary techniques. Teaching ideas for these books include: (1) charting the conflicts; (2) identifying images or descriptions that signal conflict or violence; (3) discussing fantasy elements; (4) discussing allegory; and (5) encouraging students to "Get a Line." (EF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A